Castle Valley Youth Leadership Summit
The Castle Valley Youth Leadership Summit will be held on Sept. 23 at the Emery High School. Pre-register by Sept. 8 to receive a T-shirt or hoody. The keynote speaker will be Commander Scott Waddle and the band will be LokalGrown. A new computer will be given away at the end of the summit. For more info contact your youth city council advisor or GayLee Jeffs at 381-2850 or 381-2108.
Youth Football Sign ups
The youth football league will hold sign ups on Aug. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Emery Recreation building in Castle Dale.
Cancer Resource Center
The American Cancer Society and Castleview Hospital are unveiling a New Cancer Resource Center. It is the first center of this type to open in Utah. It offers personalized information, support and resource referrals to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers during any stage of the cancer experience. It will be held on Aug. 31 from 1-2 p.m. People are welcome to tour the center.
Defensive Driving Class
The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four hour defensive driving course on Sept. 16 at the Castleview Hospital Classroom, 300 North Hospital Drive, from, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Registration is $40 per person, or $10 for those age 55 and over that are only seeking a reduction in their insurance rate. For info contact Utah Safety Council at 800-933-5943 or www.utahsafetycouncil.org.
Ladies ATV Ride
On Sept. 6, during the Arapeen ATV Jamboree, a ladies ATV ride will be held. Lunch will be catered on the trail. The ride will be up Black Dragon and will begin at 8 a.m. at the Multipurpose building at the Ferron fairgrounds. For more information contact Mark H Williams at 381-2493.
Fund Raising Celebration
Hosted by Emery County Care and Rehab. There will be a Savage 7-mm rifle with scope, fish finder, fishing pole, cooler, Coleman camp stove, two queen size quilts and many others. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. It will be held during the Peach Day’s celebration on Sept. 9.
A meeting to discuss the MK Tunnels will be held on Aug . 31 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael.
Encina High School Reunion
Encina High School class of 1966 will be having its 40 year class reunion on Sept. 16 at the Swallows Nest Clubhouse in Sacramento. For more info and to register call Elayne Roberts Anderson at 944-7052 or email@example.com.
Larraine Pierce Benefit
A kidney transplant and dialysis treatment benefit for Larraine Pierce will be held on Sept. 23 at the Huntington city park. There be a car wash before dinner, a bake sale from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner cost will be $5/adults, $3/children under 12. There will be live entertainment and prizes given away including a St. George vacation package. For question call Laverne Pierce at 687-9915 or Melanie Pierce at 687-2676.
The Museum of the San Rafael is seeking funds to design, build and install full-size, life like sculptures of three dinosaurs and a mammoth. The cost is $149,000. Donations can be made to Museum of the San Rafael, P.O. Box 1088, Castle Dale, UT 84513.
The ATV Rodeo will be held on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Ferron Arena. The charge is $3/event entry fee and $3/spectator fee. Pre-registration call Corinne Dalton at 286-2464.
Mormon Historic Sites
Mormon Historic Foundation has recently launched a website containing detailed information about Latter-day Saint church history sites. Go online at www.mormonhistoricsitesregisty.org
Primal Quest TV Schedule
You will be able to watch Primal Quest Utah on ABC and ESPN Networks starting in October. Oct. 9-12, episodes 1-4, ESPN 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 14- episode 5, ABC 2 p.m. For more info go to www.ecoprimalquest.com
Relay Utah Now Offers Amplified Cordless Phone For Hard of Hearing
For Utahns living with hearing loss and limited mobility, an amplified cordless phone is now available through Relay Utah, a division of the State of Utah Public Service Commission to help meet the needs of the hard of hearing who also experience mobility limitations with wheelchair, walker or oxygen use. The amplified cordless phones are available, at no charge, to hard of hearing individuals in Utah who currently participate in the Supplemental Security Income program, Medicaid and other Department of Human Service or Public Assistance programs. Individuals who do not participate in these programs can purchase the phone by contacting Clear Sounds at 800-965-9043 or www.clearsounds.com.
Senior Beginners Line Dancing
Come get a little exercise and a lot of fun. Every Thursday and learn the very basics from Kitty Larsen at 10 a.m. at the Castle Dale Senior Center. The class is free. Call 381-2422.
Send a CD to a Soldier
The Armed Services YMCA in collaboration with Music for a Cause are asking to remember the soldiers and send them a CD. Go to www.sendacdtoasoldier.com
Ferron Area Pictures Needed
Pictures of the Ferron area showing early farming activities prior to the irrigation systems going in, farming after the projects were completed and any old pictures of the Ferron Creek area. Call Mary at 435-381-2300 ext. 101 or Wayne Urie at ext. 103 at the NRCS Field Office in Castle Dale or Ron Francis at 801-524-4557 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Veterans Employment Representative
A local veterans employment representative visits the Castle Dale DWS Office the first Wednesday of each month. Appointments can also be arranged on other days by contacting Steve Wilkinson (LVER) at (435) 636-2343. The LVER is also available Monday through Friday at Department of Workforce Services, 475 West Price River Drive, for questions about VA benefits, assistance with VA applications, employment assistance and other veterans issues. If you have questions about your benefits or eligibility for benefits, contact Steve Wilkinson at 636-2343.
A Navy Log is the permanent public registry where sea service members and veterans can record their service information. To enroll your information or family members go to www.lonesailor.org
Narconon is a nonprofit public benefit organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions offers FREE professional assessments, advice and referrals to more than 11,000 treatment centers nationally. Drug addiction can be overcome and Narconon can help by calling (800) 556-8885 or visit www.drugrehab.net
Habitat For Humanity
Habitat For Humanity of Castle Country, an affiliate of Carbon and Emery counties, is building a wheelchair accessible house in Castle Dale. Send your donations (large or small) to help finish the roof and buy shingles to HHCC, P.O. Box 724, Price, UT 84501. You can: volunteer for workdays, attend board meetings, save aluminum cans, get on our mailing list, help sponsor a fund raiser, or get an application by calling Katherine Foster, President, 650-0074 or Sylvia Nelson, 435-687-9184 (leave a message) or you can pick up HFHI information at the Castle Dale RSVP/VOA office.
Stitches from the Heart
Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn desperately needed for seniors and childrens knitting programs. Contact Kathy Silverton at 1-866-472-6903 or e-mail at StitchFromHeart@aol.com.
Quilts of Valor
Quilts of Valor, a program that provides quilts to each injured serviceman or woman, is being organized in Emery County. This program needs funds and interested people to help with making the quilts. For more information contact Hazel McMullin at 653-2246, Michelle Anderson at 687-9445, or Reva Fillmore at 687-2649.
Muscular Dystrophy Volunteers
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their 2006 summer camp program. Volunteer counselors are needed to help young people with neuromuscular diseases. For more information call 800-572-1717 or www.mdausa.org/clinics/camp/index.cfm.
Free Legal Clinic
Every second and fourth Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. a free legal clinic will be held at the Price Court House. Call Utah Legal Services at 1-800-662-1563 to set up an appointment.
LDS 12-step meeting
LDS 12-step meeting is every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Delta Seminary. Everyone is welcome.
MS Support Group
The MS support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at South Eastern Utah District. Health Dept., 28 South 100 East, Price. Family members and caregivers are welcome too. Wheelchair accessible.
Tip Line for Drug Violations
A tip line has been introduced in Emery County. The Emery County drug task force is requesting help from the residents to report any suspicious drug activity. The number is 381-2888, and all callers will remain anonymous. It is very important for citizens to be actively involved in helping remove drugs users and pushers from Emery County.
Operation Home Support
To donate to Operation Home Support, a program to send packages to local soldiers stationed overseas, contact Jan Hess, 384-2753. Donations can be mailed to American Legion Auxiliary #42, P.O. Box 209. Ferron, Ut. 84523.
Project ChildSafe, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation will be distributing free gun locks throughout Emery County. Members of the community may call their local law enforcement agency for information on how to obtain a free gun lock.
Help for Addictions
Drug addictions can leave an individual feeling helpless and out of control, especially if you are the family member or friend of an addict. Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide by calling 1-800-468-6933 or logging onto www.stopaddiction.com. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call Narconon now.
Support Group for Parents
Grief support group for parents who have lost a child will be held Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the classroom at Castleview Hospital, 300 North Hospital Drive, Price. For more information contact 637-4800, ext. #4018 or 820-0287.
The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available power (electric) wheelchairs to senior citizens (65 years and older) and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call toll free at 1-800-817-1871.
CASA Volunteers Needed
Each year hundreds of children in Emery and Carbon counties become wards of the juvenile court system due to child abuse, neglect or abandonment. The child welfare system can only devote so much time and attention to each individual case and, consequently, to each individual child. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteers are ordinary men and women who find it in their hearts and their schedules to help these abused and neglected children. Those interested in volunteering should contact Kerrie, the CASA coordinator at 435-381-5595.
Angels Have Wheels
All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they maybe eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. For information on Medicare eligibility contact Gregory at 1-800-810-2877.
Help With Inhalers
The in home Rx programs makes available breathing medications and nebulizers to patients who may have asthma, emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call 1-800-344-5764 or visit the website www.inhomerx.com for more information on the details of this program.
The Senior Mobility Program makes available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled, power electric wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient, if they qualify. Call 1-800-451-0971 to see if you qualify.